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Dogon Culture in Bamako

Bamako’s First Annual Dogon Cultural Festival kicked off last weekend, and we spent the day viewing art and watching beautiful dance and music performed throughout the day by different groups next to the Niger. 290 more words

Jihadists attack Timbuktu a day after mausoleum ceremony -- Mali remain lawless


Sane Chirfi, representing the family which looks after the mausoleum of Alpha Moya, poses in front of the mausoleum on February 4, 2016 Timbuktu. AFP… 564 more words

White Leopard: in The Big Thrill

White Leopard

(hard-boiled African noir)

 Release date: November 19, 2015
at Le French Book

238  pages

ISBN: 978-1939474506

Website | Goodreads

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Veils and Guns – Part Two

A few more impressions and thoughts in the wake of the attack.

The armed gangs that emerged from the civil war in Algeria were pretty hardcore Islamic extremists, although even there it has been argued that some of the worst throat-slitting atrocities in the 1990s were actually army-led false flag operations designed to put the Armed Islamic Group (GIA in French) in a bad light. 647 more words

West Africa

Four Soldiers Killed In Mali Attacks

At least four soldiers have been killed, in two separate attacks, in northern Mali. 187 more words


West Africa 2012 (part IV)

Bamako, Mali:

When I planned our trip through West Africa during the summer of 2011, I was eager to visit the mysterious Timbuktu in northern Mali. 354 more words


West Africa braces for more attacks after Burkina Faso siege

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Wednesday Jan. 20, at the entrance to the King Fahd Palace hotel, security guards are inspecting the trunks of every taxi at the gate, long before the vehicles get anywhere near the building itself. 911 more words